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The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message

The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message
From TechCrunch - January 23, 2018

Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick text message.

Apple has just pushed out iOS 11.2.5, which patches that issue.

This bug, the likes of which are often referred to as a text bomb, had a would-be attacker send a URL via text message. When the recipients phone started processing it for preview, the device would start doing all sorts of weird thingsfrom freezing, to home screen crashes, to kernel panics.

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